NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 26, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 26, but will start Week 4.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders QB Daunte Culpepper is expected to start Week 4, replacing the injured QB Josh McCown (toe).

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. McNair will start Week 4.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept 26. Losman will likely be out one to two more games.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he is not worried about his 58 percent completion rate. Romo said his completion percentage is lower because the offense calls for more down-the-field passes that do not allow for high percentages.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Stan Olson, of The Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. If Delhomme is unable to play Week 4, backup QB David Carr will likely start in his place.

QB | Brian Griese | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith announced Wednesday, Sept. 26, that QB Brian Griese will be the team's starting quarterback Week 4.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees continued to struggle Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans. Brees was 29-for-45 for 225 yards with four interceptions during the team's 31-14 loss. He has seven interceptions and one touchdown pass so far this season.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, ESPN's Michelle Tafoya reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (wrist, cramps) will return to the team's Week 3 game. Young needed to receive an IV towards the end of the first half of the game.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler (ankle) said that he will be sore Wednesday, Sept. 26, but will practice this week. Cutler's injury is minor and he said he will play in Week 4.


Running Back

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Vernand Morency (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Morency may be available during Week 4.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
KFFL has learned St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (groin) will need two to three weeks to heal from his groin injury.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor (hip) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (ribs) said he will do everything he can to play Week 4.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. The team was not sure if he would practice Thursday, Sept. 27. Johnson is expected to play Week 4.

RB | Derrick Ward | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Ward is considered day-to-day snd said he will be able to play Week 4.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) will continue to work with trainers on the side during practice, but Jacobs will likely not practice this week.

RB | Aaron Stecker | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker will likely get the bulk of injured RB Deuce McAllister's (knee) carries.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Tom Planchet, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said the role of RB Reggie Bush could change due to the injury to RB Deuce McAllister (knee). Bush will likely still return punts and line up at wide receiver.

RB | Julius Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Rick Herrin and Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, report Dallas Cowboys RB Julius Jones (concussion) suffered a sight concussion during the team's Week 3 game. He was not listed on the team's injury report Monday, Sept. 24 and said he will be fine for Week 4.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) might not be available for Week 4.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, Brett Martel, of The Associated Press, reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister (knee) had an MRI Tuesday, Sept. 25, and results show McAllister tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. McAllister said there was also damage to his medial collateral ligament. He is out for the season.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (knee) is expected to play Week 4.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson (shin) bruised his shin during Week 3. Jackson's status for Week 4 is uncertain, but there are no indications that the injury is serious.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB DeShawn Wynn's (ankle) status for Week 4 is uncertain.


Wide Receiver

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Jennings may not practice the remainder of the week and should be available for Week 4 barring a setback.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 26.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Mason will start Week 4.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (hamstring) is no longer on the team's injury report.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (heel) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 26, but should be able to start Week 4.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (calf) is expected to play Week 4, but only during passing situations. Clayton will be the team's No. 3 wide receiver in the game.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Boldin is currently considered day-to-day and said he hopes to play during Week 4.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News
The Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (back) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Head coach Rod Marinelli said he was hopeful Johnson would play during Week 4.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) is leading the NFC in touchdown receptions with five so far this season.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
David M. Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (knee) has a sprained knee and is listed as doubtful for Week 4.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) is still wearing a boot and remains on crutches. He is out for Week 4.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Jacoby Jones (shoulder) is out two or three weeks with a shoulder separation.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (knee) injured his knee during Week 3. Driver finished the game, but he might be limited during practice this week. Driver will presumably play in Week 4.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (knee) is likely out for Week 3. He just barely started bending his knee Sunday, Sept. 23.


Tight End

TE | David Martin | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins TE David Martin (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. His status for Week 4 is unclear.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Heap will play Week 4.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin) has been ruled out for Week 4. Smith is recovering from groin surgery done last week.

TE | Bubba Franks | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers TE Bubba Franks (knee) played in Week 3 and should be fine for Week 4.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26, and is scheduled to play Week 4.

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars PK Josh Scobee (quadriceps) is expected to miss two or three more weeks.

PK | Nick Folk | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Calvin Watkins, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Nick Folk (ankle) said he has been kicking with a sore left ankle, which is he plant foot. Folk said he hurt it Week 1 but has been able to play with the injury.


Defensive Line

DL | Aaron Kampman | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Aaron Kampman (ribs) is not on the injury report for Wednesday, Sept. 26.

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets NT Dewayne Robertson (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 26.

DL | Alan Branch | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Alan Branch (hand) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Branch should be available for Week 4.

DL | Trevor Pryce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Trevor Pryce (wrist) is expected to miss two to four more weeks with a broken wrist.

DL | Kalimba Edwards | Detroit Lions | Injury News
The Detroit Lions DE Kalimba Edwards (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Edwards was not ruled out for Week 4.

DL | Adewale Ogunleye | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye (hip) had partial participation in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

DL | Jevon Kearse | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DE Jevon Kearse (shoulder) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26, and is scheduled to play Week 4.

DL | Greg Spires | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Greg Spires (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. He may play Week 4, but it is too early to tell.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Orpheus Roye (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Roye is experiencing swelling in the knee that was not operated on during training camp. He said he will play Week 4.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DL Tommie Harris (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Harris is unlikely to play Week 4. He would likely be replaced by DL Darwin Walker.

DL | Mike Rucker | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

DL | John Henderson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT John Henderson (head) is expected to take it easy during practice this week and is expected to be cleared for full practice next week.


Linebacker

LB | Zach Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Zach Thomas (concussion) participated in non-contact drills Wednesday, Sept. 26. Thomas still has not received medical clearance to participate in contact related work. He is currently doubtful for the team's Week 4 game.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 26, but is expected to start Week 4.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (Achilles') fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. The key for Ellis will be how he feels Thursday, Sept. 27, and if he will be able to practice.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Briggs' injury is not believed to be serious, and he is likely to play Week 4.

LB | Freddie Keiaho | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (elbow) is expected to play Week 4 with a brace on his elbow.

LB | Antwan Peek | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Antwan Peek (foot) took Wednesday, Sept. 26, of because of his foot injury and will likely take more off. Peek is expected to play Week 4.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. McGinest is considered doubtful for Week 4.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Transaction
Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny (forearm) was placed on Injured Reserve.

LB | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka played some at defensive end and defensive tackle in the team's Week 3 game. Kiwanuka had a team-high eight tackles and two sacks in the game.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Sports Network reports Tennessee Titans LB Keith Bulluck was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 3.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Stan Olson, of The Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

LB | Caleb Miller | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said LB Caleb Miller (undisclosed) might not be available for Week 4.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis expects LB Ahmad Brooks (groin) to play during Week 4.

LB | John DiGiorgio | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills LB John DiGiorgio is expected to fill in for injured LB Paul Posluszny (forearm).


Cornerback

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (back) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Harris could be available during Week 4.

CB | David Barrett | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (thigh) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (illness) will not play Week 4 because the medication he is taking for his illness has made him lethargic and has affected his balance. Rolle is expected to play Week 5.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26, after experiencing some pain in the team's Week 3 game. The amount of playing time he will receive Week 4 has not been determined yet.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Vasher is expected to be out about a month.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Tillman is expected to be out one to two more weeks.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (quadriceps) is expected to play Week 4.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. There is a chance Sheppard can play Week 4, but not a good one.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. He will probably play Week 4 but may split time with CB Phillip Buchanon.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (ribs) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

CB | Anthony Henry | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Henry was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Henry had two interceptions, one that went 28 yards for a touchdown.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, New York Giants CB Aaron Ross may start at cornerback Week 4.

CB | Fred Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints CB Fred Thomas will likely be activated and play due to CB Jason David's (forearm) injury. Thomas will likely share playing time with CB Jason Craft and rookie CB Usama Young.

CB | Jason David | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints CB Jason David (forearm) underwent surgery Tuesday, Sept. 25, to repair his broken left forearm. David is expected to miss the next six weeks.


Strong Safety

SS | Aaron Rouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers SS Aaron Rouse (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Rouse is not on this week's injury report.

SS | Donovin Darius | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins S Donovin Darius (calf) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 26, without limitations.

SS | Adam Archuleta | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears SS Adam Archuleta (hand) had partial participation in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

SS | Sean Considine | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Sean Considine (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26, and is scheduled to play Week 4.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Reed should be able to start Week 4.

FS | Dwight Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings FS Dwight Smith (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. Dawkins may play Week 4.

FS | John Lynch | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos S John Lynch (groin) suffered a groin injury Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. His status for Week 4 is unknown, but he is not expected to miss an extended period of time.

FS | Will Allen | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Sabby Piscitelli (foot) suffered a fractured right foot. He is expected to be replaced by S Will Allen Week 4.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers FS Nick Collins (back) bruised his back and left the game briefly during Week 3. Collins returned, but limped off the field at the end of the game. His status for Week 4 is uncertain.

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